Future Solar Panels Won’t Waste Precious Sunlight

Rows of rooftop solar panels

Rows of rooftop solar panels operated by the SolarSpace energy retail program at a factory in Singapore February 29, 2016. The future of solar technology will drastically increase the efficiency of harvesting sunlight energy, and a study published January 22, 2018 in Nature Chemistry is one step closer. REUTERS / EDGAR SU

A perplexing and hotly debated problem with solar panels may have just been solved. If so, harvesting energy from the sun without wasting any energy could be within reach. Inefficiencies that plague solar panels are partly holding back our use of them. But these issues have been hard to eradicate in part because they are hard…

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